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Oshii, Mamoru

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Ghost in the shell by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

163 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2029 - a female cybernetic government agent is hot on the trail of 'the Puppet Master', a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity
Ghost in the shell 2 : innocence by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

96 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batou is a cyborg, his body is artificial: the only remnants left of his humanity are traces of his brain ... and the memories of a woman called The Major. A detective for the government's covert anti-terrorist unit, Public Security Section 9, Batou is investigating the case of a gynoid - a hyper-realistic female robot created specifically for sexual companionship - who malfunctions and slaughters her owner ... This is the story of a solitary cyborg who desperately wants to hold on to what's left of his humanity, in a world where the worth of the human soul is fading almost into obscurity
Sukai kurora = The sky crawlers by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sky crawlers are young fighter pilots that have been genetically designed to live forever. Dogfight warfare is their game and they live their lives to the fullest until they are shot down and reproduced. Fearless teenage pilot Yuichi's curiosity is at a peak as he struggles to find his missing past while his beautiful commander Suito is reluctant to discuss the fate of the pilot he is replacing
Patlabor 2 : the movie( Visual )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrorist organization threatens to send shockwaves throughout Japan's military. With evidence of the impending takeover, the Patlabor units must defend the city against danger
Rewind this!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1980s, videotape changed the world and laid the foundation for modern media culture. This film traces the rise and fall of VHS from its heyday as the mainstream home video format to its current status as a nostalgic relic and prize to collectors who still cherish it. Features interviews with both filmmakers and enthusiasts from the VHS era
Avalon by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she gives up her loner ways and joins a gang of explorers. Even if she finds the gateway to the next level, will she ever be able to come back to reality?"--IMBd
Patlabor : the mobile police( Visual )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1999 and Tokyo's Mobile police have a new weapon in the war on crime. Robots called Labors are used to combat criminals. The Patlabor cops are investigating rogue Labors rampaging across the city. They uncover a plot to infect Tokyo's Labor population with the deadly Babel virus
Blood : the last vampire by Hiroyuki Kitakubo( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the Yokota Air Force base in Japan, a nervous American military is on the brink of the Vietnam War. But a greater threat exists within the walls of the heavily guarded compound: vampires. A team of top-secret undercover agents dispatches a mysterious young woman to destroy them ... She is the last remaining original."--Videocassette container
Jinrō = Jin-roh( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in an alternate history of Japan - Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces team whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Entangled within a web of intrigue and politics, his decisions will determine the ultimate fate of the Capital Police and those dearest to him ..."--Container
Garm wars : the last druid( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where clone soldiers from three military tribes are locked in a perpetual battle of air, land and technology, one clone is separated from the battle and finds herself on the run with a group of unlikely companions
Assault girls( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of global thermonuclear war, three battle tested women distinctly armed with assault rifles and electrifying magic are transported to the virtual world of Avalon F. It's here these beautiful women known as Assault Girls must test their fighting skills in an epic virtual battle against sand-dwelling monsters known as Sand Whales. As the virtual game begins to unfold, the sparkle of muzzle flash begins to fade and assault ships gather overhead
Blood the last vampire : night of the beasts by Mamoru Oshii( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Yokota Base in Japan, nervous American soldiers stand guard. Although they fear the enemy outside their base, an even more dangerous enemy waits within--vampires. Saya, a fierce and beautiful vampire hunter, is sent to lead an undercover team to wipe out the vampires before they wipe out the base
Urusei yatsura, beautiful dreamer by Kazuo Yamazaki( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Japanese and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ataru was a hopeless teenage loser until he met the beautiful space princess Lum. Now he's a famous loser with a superpowered alien girlfriend! ... Lum's very existence throws the space-time continuum completely out of whack, and Ataru's high school is trapped in an alternate reality bursting with obnoxious aliens."--Container
Seraphim : 266613336 wings by Mamoru Oshii( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Seraphim 26613336 Wings is a dark journey into a world ravaged by a pandemic that induces apocalyptic visions in the mind, and twists the bodies of men into the corpses of angels. Amid the dying cities sealed off to their fate, three twenty-first-century Magi accompany a mysterious young girl in search of a revelation. But when medicine has become a cult, are they here to kill or to cure ... and is this angel plague a withered branch on the tree of life, or a new birthing of existence?"--Page 4 of cover
Patlabor 1 : the movie( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1999 and a new humanoid-type machine called "Labor" has created new crimes. The Metropolitan Police Department has established a special vehicle patrol unit called "PATLABOR."
Urusei yatsura( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When everyone in town receives invitations to Ataru's wedding, they are shocked to see that his alien sweetheart Lum is not the bride
Patlabor, the mobile police( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunk drivers are bad, but put a drunk driver in a giant robot called a Labor and you've got a disaster waiting to happen. And when REAL criminals get their hands on those same giant robots, the cops need giant robots of their own just to maintain the status quo, right? Well, that's the logic behind the development of the Patlabor program and special Labor Crime units like Japan's Section 2 in any case. But what logic fails to take into account is where to find police officers who're equally conversant with both robots and the regulations? And THAT's where the motley crew of Section 2, Division 2 comes in!
Urusei yatsura 2 : byūtiful dorīmā( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ataru, Lum, Mendou and the rest of the gang at Tomobiki High School discover that they have been reliving the day before the school festival over and over again, they may be confused - but they are not surprised. Things are getting worse, and if they don't find a way to break the chain - they'll be trapped forever
The red spectacles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the world decayed into chaos, the Metropolitan Police had no choice but to fight back, creating an elite unit of police. They became known as the Kerberos, the Watchdogs of Hell."--Container
Ghost in the shell 2 : Innocence by Masamune Shirow( Book )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 2032. Somewhere in a sprawling East Asian metropolis, blood is on the ground--human blood, spilled in the latest baffling set of murder-suicides committed by "gynoids," or robotic companions. Now it's up to Section 9 agent Batou to unravel the mystery, which weaves into the fate of his legendary partner, the Major. Batou was the only witness to the Major's disappearance into the Net and has become as compelled by her image, as by the unknown hacker attempting to seize what remans of his own humanity ..."--Container case
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Ghost in the shell 2 : innocence
Alternative Names
Mamoru, Oshii

Mamoru, Oshii, 1951-

Mamoru Oshii Japanese filmmaker, television director, and writer

Mamoru Oshii japanischer Regisseur

Mamoru Oshii Japans filmregisseur

Mamoru Oshii japoński reżyser i scenarzysta

Mamoru Oshii scrittore e regista giapponese

Mamoru Ošii

Mamotu, Oshii.

Maruwa, Rei.

Oshī, Mamoru.

Oshī, Mamoru 1951-

Oshii, Mamoru.

Oshii, Mamoru 1951-

Osii, Mamoru

Ošii, Mamoru, 1951-

Rei Maruwa.

Осии, Мамору

Осії Мамору

Մամուրո Օսիի

ממורו אושי

مامورو اوشي

مامورو اوشی

압정수 1951-

오시이 마모루

オシイ, マモル

オシイ, マモル 1951-


押井守 1951-

Sukai kurora = The sky crawlersBlood the last vampire : night of the beastsUrusei yatsura, beautiful dreamerUrusei yatsura 2 : byūtiful dorīmāGhost in the shell 2 : InnocenceThe cinema of Mamoru Oshii : fantasy, technology, and politics